An innovative take on “pink” – this wine blends the floral/citrus notes of a classic aromatic varietal with the cherry and red berry flavours of a favourite red grape.
Our winemaker called on the European tradition of blending both red and white wines to create this aromatic, fruity Blush wine.
In the vineyard, dedicated blocks of both Riesling and Merlot were leaf plucked early in the season to expose the grapes to the sun and promote ripe fruit flavours.
Harvest was on the 21st April 2016 with the Riesling being destemed and gently pressed and allowed to settle for 36 hours. Clear bright juice was racked for fermentation in stainless steel, with specialist yeast designed to promote expressive aromas and rich mouth feel.
Judicious blending with a small portion of Merlot provides summer red fruit flavours, bright cherry-like colour and subtle tannin focus.
The wine was bottled on 30th August 2016. No animal-based finings were used to finish the wine.
Residual sugar 6.0 g/l Titratable acidity 6.5 g/l pH 3.15 Alcohol 12.9%
The wine shows a vibrant cherry colour, flavours of crushed red fruits and a crisp lingering finish. It is a fruity, versatile and refreshing summer drink. Perfect with white meats, grilled fish and Asian flavours.
VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN FRIENDLY
“Bright and vibrant, this tasty rose shows lifted aromas of rockmelon, red apple and citrus with a hint of ripe strawberries. The palate is juicy and lively, and delivers lovely fruit intensity, well supported by silky texture and crisp acidity. A very friendly rose offering delightful drinking. ”
4 stars, Sam Kim Wine Orbit